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Posted: 1/5/2012 5:10:03 AM EDT
Soldiers could one day conduct covert operations in complete secrecy, now that Pentagon-backed physicists have figured out how to mask entire events by distorting light.



http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/01/time-hole/
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That could be some scary shit in a few decades.
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Can we make the 2008 election disappear?



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Link Posted: 1/5/2012 5:15:55 AM EDT
nifty... cant wait for civilian tech to pick this up
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[Last Edit: 1/5/2012 5:23:35 AM EDT by kallnojoy]
DUPE!

I posted this story earlier today...


ETA: Never mind... looks like those rascals at the Pentagon made my earlier thread disappear.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 5:21:03 AM EDT
Misleading article title is misleading. This is cloaking technology, not time travel.


I wonder how long it will be before the US signs a treaty to not develop or use this technology while our enemies and allies can use it all they want.

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Originally Posted By Auto5guy:


Can we make the 2008 election disappear?



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Nice one
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 5:24:30 AM EDT
Project Rainbow / U.S.S. Eldridge?
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 5:31:57 AM EDT
I vote we need a time hole forum. And a time hole section in the EE.
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So we won't know if ceiling cat is watching us??
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 5:41:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Smithy:
I vote we need a time hole forum. And a time hole section in the EE.


We have/had one - Go back to the future and read it.















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Originally Posted By DDiggler:
So we won't know if ceiling cat is watching us??


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Pretty cool tech. I think quite a ways from being usable though
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 5:45:05 AM EDT
the research marks "a significant step towards full spatio-temporal cloaking.”

shit like this reminds me that I'm a dumbass compared to some people.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 5:46:31 AM EDT
So WTF does a 19th century light-diffraction experiment have to do with "events" other than using relativistic nomenclature to justify more grant money to these clowns?
In other news: "Researchers say Schrodinger's cat being both alive and dead may be key to creating armies of zombies!!"
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 5:51:09 AM EDT
This is far from usable anytime soon, but frankly amazing in terms of discovering how a piece of the world works. Unbelievable.
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[Last Edit: 1/5/2012 6:07:35 AM EDT by callgood]
There was a movie some time back about a guy who could "blend in."

Last scene was in a warehouse (or maybe an apartment converted from one) and he blended in to a brick wall and jumped out (attacked a girl, IIRC).

Movie buffs? _________________
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 6:58:40 AM EDT
Fucking shoddy journalism. Scientists use a 'time hole'? What are you talking about?
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Originally Posted By Auto5guy:


Can we make the 2008 2012 election disappear?



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FIFY

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Link Posted: 1/5/2012 7:05:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By callgood:
There was a movie some time back about a guy who could "blend in."

Last scene was in a warehouse (or maybe an apartment converted from one) and he blended in to a brick wall and jumped out (attacked a girl, IIRC).

Movie buffs? _________________


When a Stranger Calls Back.

But that was just a good paint job.

This is some pretty high-tech shit.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 7:06:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
Misleading article title is misleading. This is cloaking technology, not time travel.


I wonder how long it will be before the US signs a treaty to not develop or use this technology while our enemies and allies can use it all they want.



We're not as stupid as the Federation on Star Trek... yet.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 7:26:12 AM EDT
If this become like NV where anybody with some money can buy one, how long until some perv is discovered in the women's shower at the local gym. Or I am discovered in the bakery at the supermarket...
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 7:35:04 AM EDT
It's like the "no-room" and "no-ships" developed by the ixians and space guild in the dune series. weird shit.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 7:56:37 AM EDT
I just use Whisky to make events disappear.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 8:06:49 AM EDT
James May developed a crude prototype in Top Gear at the Movies. It was basically a camera with a wall of TV's displaying the scenery, so your car would be essentially cloaked.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 8:17:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AKSig:
Originally Posted By callgood:
There was a movie some time back about a guy who could "blend in."

Last scene was in a warehouse (or maybe an apartment converted from one) and he blended in to a brick wall and jumped out (attacked a girl, IIRC).

Movie buffs? _________________


When a Stranger Calls Back.

But that was just a good paint job.

This is some pretty high-tech shit.


Having been through the same situation years earlier Jill and a reluctant John investigate and eventually track down the killer in a surprise ending that revolves around who the killer is and how he can 'disappear' from sight.


I believe you nailed it! I only remember the last scene, none of the details.

Might be worth another look.......

The film is probably most effective when viewed alone in a dark house (preferably when babysitting). Just a word or warning; before you put in the tape, make sure you check the living room….




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Link Posted: 1/5/2012 9:37:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By callgood:
There was a movie some time back about a guy who could "blend in."

Last scene was in a warehouse (or maybe an apartment converted from one) and he blended in to a brick wall and jumped out (attacked a girl, IIRC).

Movie buffs? _________________


Pretty sure that was an episode of Scooby-Doo
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 9:41:41 AM EDT
Here's the paper

Very cool, but I can't see any possible way to use this for cloaking in any sort of practical manner.
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